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Voice of the People

Mar. 02, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

Money should help care for veterans

I served in World War II for one purpose: To protect and keep the freedom someone else who had served and died for before I was born.

I was born at a time when, although poor and with limited opportunities, there was a pride in most Americans that America was their land.

Today, it seems our government is more concerned for foreign lands than it is for our own.

We support countries we know are our enemies, we send money to countries that are not in debt to the extent America is, and some that do not need it as much as the needs of our citizens.

In the past, we have given Pakistan $2 billion, Libya $1.45 billion and millions to many other countries while many needs of our veterans go unfulfilled.

In WWII, some 16 million citizens fought and 405,000 of them gave their lives so America could be a country that would look after its own.

It is difficult to understand why we are fighting and killing people who do not have the ability to invade America or take our freedom away, and our youth are giving their lives and suffering untold wounds for a cause most Americans cannot identify.

In West Virginia -- with 175,000 veterans, many of them old and disabled -- we cannot find enough money to build a veterans nursing facility when we have 150 on the waiting list for the one we have at Clarksburg.

We have many homeless who have a desperate need for help.

If someone has a good explanation and solution for these needs, would you please send it to our state and federal representatives because they seem not to be able to come with a way to take care of our own.

A grateful veteran,

Hershel "Woody"



Leaders should respect moral laws


Dear Mr. President,

If you are so politically correct to think you can stop hideous killing by taking guns out of the hands of the U.S. citizens, think again.

Millions of children are being killed by abortion.

Injection needle inserted to kill the baby, forceps to tear the baby from the mother's womb.

My definition of abortion is it is a barbaric, insane, savage crime against the next generation. Millions of innocent destroyed without a choice.

Men in charge should be more respectful toward moral laws.

Any act of violence that destroys human life or land or personal property is punishable by the high courts of a state.

The Constitution is pushed aside for the cause of convenience.

Bertina Damron




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